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Jewish Family Services

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: Jewish Family Services helps individuals and families facing lifes challenges.

Results: In FY 2012, 538 people obtained employment, 220 families in crisis are rebuilding their lives and 260 Holocaust Survivors are living in dignity.

Target demographics: anyone who walks through our doors

Direct beneficiaries per year: 546 people obtain employment, 377 older adults maintained their independence and ove 25,000 teen girls, moms, educators and mentors hear healthy relationship and empowering messages.

Geographic areas served: Central Ohio

Programs: Career and Workforce Development Programs to assist entry level through professionals to obtain and retain employment. Counseling, Case Management and Community Support to our local community and focusing on the emerging needs of teens, young professionals, refugees and older adults and their caregivers.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Jewish Family Services had a real and measurable economic impact on our community. They placed in 538 people in jobs, total wages earned $17mm and total taxes paid $5mm. The total cost of the program is $1.55mm. As a donor the return on investment is very impressive. That is why jewish Family Servcies has a rich history in changing lives. A very loyal donor.



Rating: 5

While at RedEnvelope, Inc., I was responsible for high volume seasonal recruiting and developing meaningful work relationships with a very diverse workforce. Shortly after my arrival at RedEnvelope, Inc., I had the good fortune of connecting with Lynn Aspey, a true dynamo at JFS. In a series of enlightening meetings, I was very confident that a partnership between our two organizations would be very fruitful in achieving not only my agreesive recruiting goals, but also, JFS could assist in providing cultural awareness and other community outreach services that my employees were in need of. Over the course of two years, Lynn and I were successful at providing over 600 seasonal associates with employment, brideged cultural gaps and even worked on the COTA Mobility Board to bring a much needed bus line to the Rickenbacher area to enable increased job accessibility to potential employees. My association with Lynn has empowered me to recommend Jewish Family Services to my peers. My experience also was such that I can proudly say that throughout my time at RedEnvelope Inc., we were proud donors of JFS. I continue to support the efforts that the organization makes under the guidance of Lynn because I believe in her mentality, connecting the non-profit world with the private sector for the benifit of those she serves.



Rating: 4

I have worked with Lynn Aspey at Jewish Family Services on the Easton Job Fair for the past five years. Lynn is an extremely hard worker – who has an outstanding passion for what she does, a genuine desire to help the central Ohio community and its businesses, and what seems like an unlimited amount of energy! She is a great resource for all things employment and I look forward to working with her each year.